FDA to recommend changing MSM policy
The Food and Drug Administration announced Dec. 23 that after reviewing recently completed scientific studies, it would recommend in 2015 a change to the blood-donor deferral period for MSM, or men who have sex with men, from indefinite deferral to one year since last sexual contact.
The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center is happy to receive donations from eligible donors and will follow the same guidelines for all those wishing to donate. Until the recommendations become official, we will continue to follow the donor guidelines currently in effect.
If you’d like additional information about the guidelines, you can call the FDA consumer hotline: 888-INFO-FDA.
For the complete FDA statement, click here